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Friday, January 15, 2016


 A very short consultation period on the local plan for Peterborough has opened, here is the letter as sent out by Planning. It takes just a few minutes to get your views on the record. Also bear in mind surrounding villages are also included, and may well get a special pleading and more of the available public spend....  They seem to have an effective voice in council including the recently convicted Cllr Hiller ....  and a few more of our favourite knuckle dragging councillors ...its still claimed that a handful of councillors do the real work, while the majority just coast along 'trousering' or 'handbagging' the allowances.... we couldn't possibly comment  (GULP)   

Meanwhile this helpful Guide to Planning Advice has been sent to us by our friends in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, print out and keep we say!  
Dear Mr Bray
RE: Peterborough Local Plan Public Consultation
I am writing to inform you that Peterborough City Council is consulting on a new Peterborough Local Plan. This is an important document as it will determine what Peterborough and the surrounding villages will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live work and visit. We are currently at the first stage in the process and your views are essential.
The Preliminary Draft Local Plan sets out the key issues facing Peterborough. It does not yet include specific allocations for new development.
Consultation on the Local Plan will take place between 15 January and 25 February 2016. Full details are available on our website at: where you can read and comment on the plan and view all supporting documents (from 15 January onwards).
The new Local Plan will replace the adopted Peterborough Core Strategy and other Development Plan Documents (DPDs).
This is the first opportunity for you to make comments on the emerging plan and we encourage you to take this opportunity to let us know your views.
How to Make Comments
You can make comments:
May I advise you that comments will not be kept confidential and will be made available to the public (including online). However, your personal details will be kept confidential in line with the Data Protection Act.
All comments received will be taken into consideration and will help inform the Further Draft Local Plan to be published for consultation in late summer 2016. Following the consultation period all comments will be made available on the consultation portal
Additional Consultation
·         Site Allocations
The Preliminary Draft Local Plan does not include any sites for new development.
To submit potential sites for consideration please fill in the Site Suggestion Form (Form B) and return it to us with a map showing the proposed site, using the above e-mail or postal address, by 25 February 2016.
Full details are set out in Section D of The Local Plan.
The site assessment process will follow a very similar approach to that previously used for the Site Allocations Document and set out the Site Allocations Supporting Evidence Document
·         Changes to Village Boundaries

As part of the production of the Local Plan, village boundaries (also known as village envelopes) will be reviewed.
The boundaries will be changed if any new sites are proposed for allocation. We may also make other minor ‘tweaks’ to the boundary to reflect any changes in the village.
As part of the consultation we would like to know if you have any suggested changes to village boundaries to be considered.
Please fill in the Suggested Changes to Village Boundary Form (Form C) and return to us by 25 February 2016.
·         Local Green Space
Local Green Space is a new national policy designation that aims to protect green areas or spaces which are demonstrably special to a local community and hold a particular local significance.
To submit sites please fill in the Suggested Local Green Spaces Form (Form D) and return to us, using the above e-mail or postal address, by 25 February 2016.
Full details are set out in Appendix B of the Local Plan.
Any preferred sites, village boundary changes or local green space designations will be consulted on at the next stage in late summer 2016.
If you would like to keep up to date with the progress of the Local Plan please check our website at  
We may, as appropriate, contact you again when the next stages are reached for this Plan. If you no longer wish to be kept informed, please let us know using the contact details at the top of this letter - we do not want to contact you unnecessarily.
Yours faithfully
Gemma Wildman
Principal Planner
Peterborough City Council

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